Four of nine Indians in Yogyakarta test positive for COVID-19

Four of nine Indians in Yogyakarta test positive for COVID-19

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) - Four of the nine Indian nationals in Sleman, Yogyakarta, tested positive for COVID-19 on the basis of the results of a swab test.

"As for the others (five Indian foreigners), the swab test results came negative," Berty Murtiningsih, spokesperson for Yogyakarta's COVID-19 Response, noted in a statement here on Sunday.

The four Indian men, aged between 31 and 48 years, exhibited no symptoms of COVID-19, apart from cold, she stated.

"They are in good health. They show almost no symptoms except for a cold," Murtiningsih confirmed.

Nonetheless, the nine Indians are receiving treatment at the same hospital, while the five that tested negative need to be monitored.

"The nine are still in one hospital," Murtiningsih stated.

Deputy Secretary of the COVID-19 Response Task Force of Yogyakarta, Biwara Yuswantana, stated at a press conference on Wednesday (Apr 22) that as many as 15 Indian nationals had been active at the Al-Ittihad Mosque, Catur Tunggal, Depok, Sleman, for almost a month.

The Sleman authorities had earlier urged them to undergo rapid tests following which nine people received a reactive result, while six others got a non-reactive result.

"The other six are still staying at the mosque, while we wait to decide on another place for them in Yogyakarta," Yuswantana stated.

Based on data from the Yogyakarta regional government, the number of people under monitoring (ODP) had reached 4,193 as of Sunday (Apr 26).

Furthermore, 778 patients under surveillance (PDP) underwent swab tests for testing for COVID-19. There were 82 confirmed cases, 36 recoveries, and seven deaths in Yogyakarta. Related news: 463 vehicles headed for Central Java forced to turn back
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